Adzhimushkay Defence Museum
Catacombs in the Kerch suburb of Adzhimushkay (Аджимушкай) have been a source of construction material for the city from time...
Hardly any bus station in the world can boast a Scythian burial mound on the premises, but there is one in Kerch. Much smaller than...
The first thing to do in Kerch is to take the 432 stairs up the central Mithridates Hill. The view from the summit is brilliant, and on...
Acquaint yourself with one of Kerch's main eating avenues in this stylish pizzeria and cocktail bar. If an absinthe mojito is not your...
Lonely Planet review
Eight hundred metres from the Adzhimushkay Defence Museum, there is a monument from a completely different epoch. This empty, 4th-century-BC burial mound is thought to be the grave of a Bosporan king. Its exterior is Scythian, but its symmetrical interior was built by the Greeks. The grass-covered mound surrounded by electric pylons is visible from the bus stop. Just walk straight in that direction along the tarmac road until you find a fairly anatomical slit in the hill – when you see it, you'll know what we mean! Once inside, look out for small crosses and the name Kosmae left on the walls by the 2nd-century AD Christians.